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Letter to a Soldier

Filled with festivities, here we adorn our houses with light, Lonely, in a bunker at the border, for our safety, you fight. We sleep peacefully here each day, believing it to be our right You stand rock solid, guarding us tirelessly each night. We see-off to school, our kids, with a kiss of good-bye You see yours growing in pictures only, as the years roll by, Can't stand the separation, closeness with loved ones we ever try Seeing your family on web-cam, brave warrior, you don't even cry. We are too full of ourselves as we go about our day Selflessly devote your sweat and blood, even your life you lay For His blessings to you, O Soldier, we heartily pray May you be hale and hearty, safe wherever you stay. If only we could live harmoniously, if not love, let tolerance be Then a peaceful world without war and violence, would our children see. 2/7/2012

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  1. Date: 7/11/2012 7:58:00 PM
    What a heartfelt and wonderful tribute this poem is.... and so true! What a wonderful poem!

  1. Date: 7/8/2012 6:14:00 PM
    yesha, congratulations with your wonderful win -xox~pd

  1. Date: 7/6/2012 11:36:00 AM
    Congratulations on your super win in Gail's contest Yesha. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/5/2012 1:00:00 PM
    Congrates on your win! jane

  1. Date: 7/4/2012 5:06:00 PM
    Congrats on your winning work..Sara

  1. Date: 7/4/2012 11:15:00 AM
    Congratulations Yesha - what a thoughtful letter you have written. Mike

  1. Date: 7/4/2012 7:59:00 AM
    many congrats Yesha on a wonderful write and win for this amazing poetry so touching and sincere luv..

  1. Date: 7/4/2012 2:52:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win.I found this one very poetic.

  1. Date: 7/3/2012 10:53:00 PM
    Congratulations, Yesha! The last lines speak to my heart. An amazing write!! Love and Blessings, Rhonda

  1. Date: 7/3/2012 9:20:00 PM
    Congratulations, I just knew it was a winner.

  1. Date: 7/3/2012 9:07:00 PM
    A great letter of appreciation to our brave soldiers. congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 7/2/2012 7:58:00 PM
    swewet and beautiful Yesha.. best wishes .. any soldier would be happy to read this lovely letter.. luv..

  1. Date: 7/2/2012 7:20:00 PM
    Excellent write on the contest theme.Reminds me of the movie "Border".Best wishes to you.

  1. Date: 7/2/2012 11:11:00 AM
    Beautiful and a lovely letter Yesha - Luck to you in contest !! - oxox love Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 7/2/2012 10:32:00 AM
    wonderful last lines of a wonderfully written poem of peace and war... from the heart, yesh!... winning huggs! :)

  1. Date: 7/2/2012 9:04:00 AM
    wow, Yesha, this one says it ALL. you really got to the heart of the matter. How we take so much for granted while they are struggling. Hope to see this top of the list!

  1. Date: 7/2/2012 7:12:00 AM
    Yesha, great sonnet, if for the contest, good luck..David

  1. Date: 7/2/2012 5:31:00 AM
    Thnx, Yesha, for your visit. This one is a beautiful tribute to the soldier. good luck if it is for a contest, :) Jag